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Teh-Tarik: Understanding Singapore's Coffee Shop Culture(Online)

Hosted by the Consul of the Singapore Cultural Diversity Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 24 Oct 14:30 - 15:30

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So what's the man in the photo doing? Well that's what we'll talk about in this online session.

I've travelled the world. Everywhere I've gone, street culture and street food has been among the most interesting experiences I've had. The obstacle I, and I believe everyone faces in a foreign land, when we try to immerse in local culture and food is to understand what's going on, what to say and what to do - the internet doesn't give all the answers - yet.

In Singapore we may be very modern, but that doesn't mean we do not have our own peculiar local culture. And nowhere is it more apparent than in our coffee shops and hawker centres.

For a visitor to Singapore, or a foreigner living here, knowing how to get around the coffee shops and hawker centres is key to blending in, mixing with the locals and understanding the way of life in Singapore. For instance, did you know that you can get your coffee in at least 20 different variations from a tiny coffee stall like the one in the photo?

Come join this session and find out! I will introduce all non-Singaporeans to the quirks of our coffee shops, what to do when you are there, and most importantly, how yo order your food.